Date: 11 Feb 2006 15:16:40 -0800
From: "yaofeng" <yaofengchennospaml.com>
Subject: Re: RFC Saab Service Manuals


Walt Kienzle wrote: > "yaofeng" <yaofengchennospaml.com> wrote in message > news:1139697921.053658.253670nospam2000cwa.googlegroups.com... > > > > Richard Sutherland-Smith wrote: > >> > > >> > Walt Kienzle wrote: > >> >> I was browsing the EEuroparts.com website and noticed that they had a > >> >> collection of service manuals for my 1991 9000T > >> >> http://www.eeuroparts.com/searchresults.aspx?&carid=1121&cat=1030. > >> >> Has > >> >> anyone seen these manuals and able to comment on their value? > >> >> > >> >> Walt Kienzle > >> > > >> > These are shop manuals you nromally get from dealers. I have a few > >> > different sections. It is cost prohibitive to own a set unless you > >> > have your own shop. > >> > > >> No they are not! I used to buy one section at a time when I needed to > >> do a job on my 1987 9000. Some sections cover all 9000s, eg Brakes > >> 364521 1985-1996, while other only cover a year or two, eg Electrical > >> Systems 337048 is only 1987-1988. > >> So I can still use them with my 1996 Aero. > >> Much better than Haynes, although I still refer to that at times. > >> We only have 3 Saab dealers in New Zealand, so we have to be > >> self-sufficient . If I take my car into a local non-Saab garage, at > >> least I can give him the service manuals to work from. > >> > >> -- > >> > >> Richard & Mary Sutherland-Smith > >> 19 Webb Road, Wanganui 5001, NZ > > > > Yes they are! > > > > You can get shop manuals, parts from the dealership. Or you can get > > them from Eeuroparts. I have talked to them over the phone many times. > > > > > > Tell me who make SAAB shop manuals other than SAAB? > > > > Although there are one or two Saab dealerships within a half-hour drive, I > would prefer not to pay their US$100/hour rate, not to mention their triple > cost parts prices. Are you saying that the typical US dealership would have > these manuals on hand and charge a lower price than eeuorparts or are you > saying the manuals aren't worth buying at all? I might be missing your > point somewhat. Please clarify. Thank you. > > Walt I don't know what your dealership charges for shop manuals. I found there is no significant mark up on shop manuals by the dealership, unlike parts and services. At least that is the experience I have with my local dealership, Princeton sprorts and specialist cars. (I heard they have switched to Subaru but not sure.) I bought my 9000 gear box shop manual for like $22 and change a few years ago. But the dealership usually doesn't stock the manual. You pay (phone oreder with credit card) and pick up a few weeks later. I think Eeuro has an advantage there. It is easy enough to call them up and compare prices.

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